Edgard man linked to stalking, threats

Published 12:09 am Saturday, September 24, 2016

EDGARD — A local man arrested in July for terrorizing is facing additional charges this week after calling for the shooting of police officers across the River Parishes, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies booked Victor Pablo, 24, of Edgard on Tuesday for threatening a public official, cyber stalking and public intimidation.

Victor Pablo

Victor Pablo

He remains in custody in lieu of a $13,500 bond.

Through a joint investigation with St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, detectives saw posts on Pablo’s Facebook account that threatened St. John the Baptist Parish deputies and other area law enforcement officials.

On July 19, deputies arrested Pablo on a fugitive warrant for St. Charles Parish. Detectives obtained additional arrest warrants for Pablo on July 21.

Pablo was transferred Tuesday from St. Charles Parish to St. John’s Sherman Walker Correctional Center and booked accordingly.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office officials said they received information Pablo posted, “In uh lil while cops in St. Charles are goin to be next. I hope they kill every last 1 of them dirty bitchez.”

“When you are encouraging people to shoot cops, then kill them all, that in a little while they are going to get what’s coming to them, we have to take that as a serious immediate threat,” Champagne said in July.

A search warrant was executed at Pablo’s home, Captain Patrick Yoes said, adding multiple weapons were recovered.

Champagne said he contacted St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre about Facebook threats Pablo made July 7.

According to Champagne, deputies in St. John, St. Charles and St. James parishes were all singled out with statements such as “shooting every cop on sight.”

“There was a direct threat on July 7 to Sheriff Tregre,” Champagne said in July.

“Statements such as ‘F— the cops, we need to kill them all.’ Basically, then he says, ‘F— St. John, St. Charles and St. James. All them bitches the same. Shoot every cop on sight.’

“The sad part is he got 16 likes.”

Champagne said Pablo posted online under the moniker, “Vic Life of Crime Pablo.”

“It’s pathetic,” Champagne said. “What I see here with these threats — and I’ve looked at everything that the shooter in Baton Rouge, who came from Missouri, put out — is worse than what I saw that guy put out on the Internet.”